Expo to offer freen screenings, workshops for women

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Community Expo

What: Go Red For Women Community Expo.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 27.

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Cost: Free.

What else?: Registration is encouraged for the health screenings. Visit www.ChicagoGoRedfor
Women.org or call (312) 476-6679.

About Go Red for Women

For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red for Women movement. More than 627,000 women’s lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over.

Heart disease is still women’s No. 1 killer — it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. But the strength of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends fighting side by side is more powerful than any killer. It’s time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. Together, we can end heart disease.

Visit the website at GoRedForWomen.org to learn about how you can join in the fight to end heart disease in women.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co. Inc.

The American Heart Association

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Chicagoland women are invited to take control of their heart health at the Go Red for Women Community Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.

This free event will include heart-health screenings, interactive workshops on topics including nutrition and exercise, and valuable take-home resources. The last health screenings for the day will begin at 1:15 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but women are encouraged to visit www.ChicagoGoRedforWomen.org or call (312) 476-6679 to register.

At the Go Red for Women Community Expo, women will have the opportunity to take part in heart-health screenings, including tests for blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and blood sugar. The event also will include town hall-style question and answer sessions in English and in Spanish, featuring physicians, other health-care professionals and a financial adviser. Throughout the morning, there will also be interactive workshops on heart-healthy living, including a cooking demonstration and a Zumba class.

Other Go Red events taking place in Chicago include a luncheon March 1 and the Chicago Heart Ball April 13. For more information on any of these events, visit www.ChicagoGoRedforWomen.org.

The American Heart Association